Grand Rounds

The term "Chickenhawk" in NOT a left term, altho the Left uses it -- it is a long standing term designed tpo describe people who cheerlead and/or promote war when they themselves have evaded service. (Or as Chris Rock says, the people who say "Get me some more Niggers and Mexicans. Got a lot of people dying over there.")

I personally prefer the term "Rec Room Patriots" for people like Dick Cheney and Bill Clinton who were just too goddamn precious to answer the call to do the one thing their country asked of them prior to saying "Go thou, and loot the treasury." At least Cinton had the sense to shy away from overt warmongering.

It's ironic -- the Left, the Democrats were always denounced by the Republicans as "The War Party" the party that gets us into war. Short memories -- seem to forget the people who demonstrated against Nixon and Kissinger were the same people who demonstrated against Johnson and Macnamara. In fact, by the time people were going up against Nixon and Kissinger, there were a lot more of Nixon's "silent majority" involved.

It's not a Left-Right issue. It's a Life-Death one. Or to paraphrase an Ancient Asian philosopher -- "Those who don't know talk and talk and talk."

Posted by Saintperle at August 20, 2005 11:15 AM

Thanks for the link, Gerard. Gratefully received.

Posted by Dave Schuler at August 20, 2005 12:10 PM

Exactly so!Problem with you is that you did not notice he[not she] was talking about you SAINTPERLE.

Posted by Al.Dr. at August 20, 2005 12:31 PM